Aquaçai Water Analysis:
|Country of Origin:||Panama|
|Region:||District of Capira|
|Status:||Non-Member of the Fine Water Society|
Aquaçai water comes from artesian aquifers under the tropical rainforest on the south side of the Isthmus of Panama.
The dominant feature of Panama’s territory is the volcanic central spine of mountains that forms the Continental Divide and two distinct regions of tropical rainforest on the isthmus. The Caribbean coast hosts forests with year-round rainfalls, whereas the Pacific side includes a dry season. Overall, the rainforest in Panama still covers nearly 50% of the total land mass of the country and is of crucial importance for the maintenance and quality of rivers, lakes and the underground water table.
Aquaçai is bottled at the source. The artesian wells are over 400 feet deep and the volcanic water pockets are surrounded by layers of rock including Basalt, Andesite and Dacite that impart a natural and balanced mineral and electrolyte profile to the water, as well as protecting it from any surface contamination in water sources like rivers or springs. The bottling plant is located about 70 kilometers west of the Panama Canal in a rainforest area called La Valdeza de Capira on the pacific side of the Continental Divide of the Republic of Panama. This plant sits on top of aquifers in the Caimito watershed and is surrounded by over 400 hectares of protected company rainforest. The area is sparsely populated and there is no local agriculture or industrial activity that could lead to pesticides, fertilizers or industrial waste contamination of water sources.